11 August 2009

Hair Care

I belong to K.I.S.S. which is a haircare networking site for women of color. There is a section for you to post your hair care regimen. I thought it would be a good idea to post it over here to as this is where I really hang and for the people who come here after reading a comment I made somewhere else.


I have just had a hair cut. I was sleeping without a scarf and my ends began to split and break off so I had the damaged ends cut off. I do not know if sleeping without tying my hair up is what caused the breakage but I will see.

My hair was moisturized. I was co-washing daily and applying my personal shea butter mix.

Now I will only co-wash on the days I go to the gym. On other nights I will spray my hair(water, rose hydrosol, aloe juice), apply Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave in Cream, and seal with coconut oil. (I copied this 3 layer process from Traycee although she uses slightly different productsand I'm not sure if she is still using this.)

After the gym:A Co-wash, apply shea butter mix, twist going all the way back, and smooth on coconut oil.

Shampoo: 1x per week (method: co-wash, shampoo, rinse, conditioner, shower, and rinse)

Deep Conditioner: One of the conditioners from above mixed with my shea butter mix. I put on a plastic cap, tie on my scarf and put my hat on to keep the warmth in. I leave this in for up to 6 hours. I will be doing this on hair that has been sprayed with the mix from above. I try to DC once a week but this does not always work out.

Co-Wash: After the gym or as needed.

Clarify Shampoo: 1x per month; or less often

8-6-09: I have decided to start twisting my hair. I have not decided how long to leave them in. I will try misting with aloe mix and sealing with Coconut oil to keep them moisturized between twisting. I have not decided if I will wear a twist out for a few days after taking out the twists. I am doing this to cut down on the amount of manipulation on my hair to hopefully get better growth results.

In My Arsenal: I use my products until they run out. As Items run out and are not replaced I will cross them out.

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Conditioner
Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner
Tresemme Moisture Vitamin E Conditioner (co-washes)
Tresemme Flawless Curls B1 Conditioner (co-washes)

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo
Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo (clarifying shampoo
Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Shampoo
Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo

I make my own Shea Butter Mix So I have the following on hand. I also cook with certain items or use them for other things. The Essential Oils are used to scent my Shea mix, in DCs for an extra boost, or other uses.

Shea Butter
Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil

Essential Oil(EO)
Tea Tree Essential EO
Rosemary EO
Lavender EO
Lemon EO
Lime EO
Orange EO

Rose Hydrosol
Aloe Vera Juice
Nature's Gate Vitamin E Oil 40.000 I.U.
Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave in Cream

No comments: